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Pro Players and Casters Leak OpTic Gaming and Luminosity Roster Rumors on the CoD Cast

Published: 3/May/2018 15:18 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 15:53

by Calum Patterson


The most recent episode of the CoD Cast was yet another gem, as fans were let in on plenty roster intel and behind the scenes knowledge.

Started by former veteran player Anthony “NAMELESS” Wheeler, the show is live streamed on his Twitch channel, where he invites pro players and others from the Call of Duty esports community to discuss the scene.

And of course, with the current hot topic in CoD being rostermania, there was no shortage of roster discussion – as well as a few intel leaks.

At the center of rostermania is the rumored OpTic Gaming split, and potential for a swap between OpTic’s Matthew “FormaL” Piper and Luminosity’s Sam “Octane” Larew.

There has been lots of evidence stacking up suggesting that this is a certain move, such as images of FormaL apparently scrimming with the LG roster, and Echo Fox player strongly hinting it on numerous occasions.

And the conversations on the CoD Cast have doubled down on this, as caster and former pro Joey “MerK” De Luca all but flat out stated FormaL’s new team, as he stutters on the word “Luminosity”, catching himself mid sentence.

“Some [FormaL fans] will still support OpTic, but some will say: ‘I’m not going to support OpTic anymore, I just support FormaL he’s my favorite player – I hope Lumi-, uh you know whatever team wins’.”

The conversation throughout the CoD Cast also seemed to hint strongly that Octane and FormaL will be a straight swap, as the cast debated which players and teams would perform best elsewhere.

The full episode of the CoD Cast featuring casters MerK and Clint “Maven” Evans, and pro players Thomas “Tommey” Trewren and James “Clayster” Eubanks can be watched below.

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How to watch $200k Warzone Twitch Rivals Season 6 Showdown: stream, date

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 15:37

by Daniel Cleary


Twitch Rivals has announced another Warzone Showdown for Season 6, with plenty of the top content creators and pros ready to battle it out for a share of the massive $200,000 prize pool. Here’s everything you’ll need to watch the action live.

Warzone fans have had plenty of competitive action to watch since the release of the battle royale title, and many of the biggest stars in gaming have jumped to the new Call of Duty mode to entertain their fans.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now underway and Black Ops Cold War fast approaching, Twitch Rivals revealed that they would be hosting one of their biggest Warzone showdowns yet in the Modern Warfare season. Here’s what you need to know.

the haunting of verdansk teaser
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The Haunting of Verdansk event has taken over Warzone.

When does Twitch Rivals’ Warzone showdown start?

The Season 6 Twitch Rivals Showdown event is scheduled to kick off on Friday, October 23, with the action getting underway at 9AM PT/ 12PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6PM CEST.

The event itself will be split into two regional tournaments, one for Europe and one for North American players, with $100,000 up for grabs in each region.

How to watch the Warzone Season 6 Showdown

As always, the Warzone Showdown will be streamed with commentary on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which we have embedded down below.

Each of the players competing will also be able to stream the Twitch Rivals Showdown from their point-of-view, giving Call of Duty fans plenty of ways to tune in to the action.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now live in Warzone, players won’t have too long to adapt to all of the Halloween-themed changes in-game and it should make for some entertaining moments.

Official Twitch Rivals stream

Who is playing in the Warzone S6 Showdown

For this Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown, the format will be Duos and the event is also expected to be stacked with 45 duos competing in each region.

While the full list of players has not been announced by Twitch Rivals, they have given some hints as to who will be making their appearance on October 23.

Pros and streamers like NICKMERCS, Scump, Tommey, TimTheTatman, UnRationaL, and more have all been teased, but it is likely that the full list of competitors will be shared before the event starts.